A man with a backpack was nabbed by Secret Service agents late last night after breaching the security fence and entering the property near the executive residence area of the White House complex.
Although no threat was identified after he was arrested, this put further heat on the Secret Service’s already-littered record of late.
And now officials are asking how he managed to scale the fence and get past agents.
Here’s more from the Associated Press:
The U.S. Secret Service says a person is under arrest after climbing a fence and getting onto the south grounds of the White House.
The breach happened at about 11:38 p.m. Friday. President Donald Trump was at the White House.
The agency says the individual – whom it did not identify – was arrested without further incident. No hazardous materials were found during a search of a backpack the individual carried.
The Secret Service also says a search of the south and north grounds of the White House complex found “nothing of concern to security operations.”
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly was briefed on the incident.
The agency didn’t provide an update on the individual’s status. Standard practice is to hand intruders over to the local police department.